Governor Is Helping To End Hunger Around Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Governor Sam Brownback is helping to end hunger around the city.

He helped launch the "Neighbor to Neighbor" food drive Monday at Harvesters.

The month-long food drive was organized to reduce hunger around the area.

Dillons donated 8,000 pounds of food during the meeting. That food will be stacked inside the statehouse.

"I think our needs here are to be able to get people the help they need when they need it and to be able to help them lift themselves on up out of it," said Brownback. "It isn't a hand out that we want to give, it is a helping hand up and we want to be a part of that process."

After the meeting, attendees took part in a bit of friendly competition to see who could fill the most boxes in a period of time.

You can donate food at Dillons food stores statewide through March 19.